New inquest ordered into death of Llangollen soldier

Published date: 18 July 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A NEW inquest has been ordered into the death of a Llangollen soldier.

The decision was made by the High Court.

Cheryl James, who grew up in Llangollen, died from a gunshot wound in her forehead at Deepcut Barracks in Surrey in 1995 where she was undergoing initial training.

Her body was discovered in woodland.

Surrey Police handed the matter over to the Army which said she had taken her own life, but an inquest later recorded an open verdict.

Miss James was one of four privates – the others were Sean Benton, Geoff Gray and James Collinson – who died from gunshot wounds at the barracks between 1995 and 2002.

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